lava field Ogmundarhraun is situated between Krysuvik and the abandoned
farm Isolfsskali on the southern side of the Reykjanes Peninsula.
It is the product of a crater row east of the Nupshlidarhals from
where it ran between Mt Latsfjall and Mt Maelifell all the way to the
overran at least one farm and other constructions in the early 11th
century at the same time as the Chapel lava field around the aluminium
smelter near the town Hafnarfjordur.
farms in the area disappeared only partly and are still very conspicuous
in the landscape.
At the end of the western branch of the lava, down by the sea,
are still quite a few ruins of fishermen’s’ huts and fish sheds,
where the sign says Selatangar.
The lava field was difficult to traverse in the past, but
nowadays the much-frequented road between Krysuvik and the town
Grindavik makes it easier although it might not be among the best of the